Construction work on Milestone – Slough Urban Renewal’s first development – is now well underway.
The development – named in honour of the nearby 18th Century milestone on Bath Road – will be the first in a series of new residential schemes providing family housing across the town, says the Council.
Located on Ledgers Road and behind the former Town Hall it is close to the town centre and will provide 73 homes for market sale and affordable rent. Help to Buy will be available across the scheme.
Councillor James Swindlehurst, commissioner for neighbourhoods and renewal, said: “Both as a planning authority and increasingly now as a builder in our own right, the council is committed to providing more affordable homes for local people, despite the challenging lack of space to build in the borough.
“We have built 264 new homes in the past year alone, and 1,000 more are currently under construction – including the new homes at Milestone and at Castleview in Upton.
“We have also launched a ‘call for sites’ to work with residents to identify land where a change of use could supply new housing.
“The Milestone development at Ledgers Road is significant because it is the first residential development to be built by our regeneration partnership – Slough Urban Renewal.”
Alastair Gourlay, a board member at Slough Urban Renewal said: “Slough has huge potential and it is our aim, through this exciting partnership, to deliver a host of projects that will enhance what the town already has to offer and to deliver much needed, high quality new housing for those living and working here.
“This development marks the first of many new schemes planned for the town and will really set the benchmark for the high standards we aim to achieve.”
Milestone is expected to launch in Spring 2016, with the first homes due to be ready for occupation by the summer.
Slough Urban Renewal is a 50:50 joint venture between Slough Borough Council and Morgan Sindall Investments. It was previously known as the Slough Regeneration Partnership. Future schemes to be started later in 2016 include 104 houses at Wexham Nursery and 10 family homes at Upton Road, Langley.
SUR will also be constructing new leisure facilities including the Community Sports Facility at Arbour Park (which in already on-site), the new swimming pool and leisure centre on Farnham Road and a major refurbishment of the Ice Arena on Montem Lane, both planned for later in 2016.